The state Senate also reversed changes to another of Tomblin's bills allowing tax credits for film and television production companies working in West Virginia.
House Bill 2514, requested by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, originally cut in half the total amount of money available through the Film Industry Investment Act from $10 million to $5 million. But during its time in the House, delegates amended language in the bill allowing companies to recoup 27 percent of production costs, cutting that reimbursement to 21 percent.
The Senate amended the bill before its second reading on Thursday, returning the reimbursement rate to 27 percent.
Senate Finance Chairman Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, said there was no reason to reduce the reimbursement rate, since the original bill already reduced the total amount of money available through the tax credits.
"We're just trying to stay competitive with the states around us," he said.